Daily Fantasy Hockey: DFS DraftKings Values – January 14

There are no teams on the second of a back-to-back, so that’s one thing to remove from analysis tonight.

The biggest favorite on the board is Los Angeles, and with good reason. Martin Jones looks to be in net for Los Angeles, and he should get the win tonight. Shots against are a concern because New Jersey doesn’t take many and Los Angeles doesn’t allow many, but I’m personally not confident in any other cash game goalie besides possibly Frederik Andersen of Anaheim.

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As always, check Left Wing Lock for goalie confirmations.

Players will be in order of perceived value, by position, and there should be enough to mix-and-match for each type of game available on Draft Kings. Some positions might only have a few plays, some might have several. It all depends on the day, the matchups, and the price.

Remember: players are in order of value, not necessarily in cost. Just because Sidney Crosby is $8000 one day doesn’t mean he’s a better value than Andrew Shaw at $4000.

Cash Games

Centre Wing Defense Goalie
Backstrom (WSH) – $6000 Perry (ANA) – $6700 Niskanen (WSH) – $3600 Jones (LAK) – $8200
Carter (LAK) – $5500 Atkinson (CBJ) – $4100 Muzzin (LAK) – $4800
Getzlaf (ANA) – $8100 Gallagher (MTL) – $5100 Markov (MTL) – $4200
Bozak (TOR) – $4600 Maroon (ANA) – $3400 Fowler (ANA) – $3500
Plekanec (MTL) – $5800 Gaborik (LAK) – $5700 Green (WSH) – $5200
Schenn (LAK) – $4400 Ovechkin (WSH) – $9000
Burakovsky (WSH) – $3100


  • Philadelphia’s penalty kill isn’t very good, and it’s a short slate. In that sense, I can’t argue with paying up for Ovechkin, especially with other good, cheap wing options like Maroon and Atkinson.
  • Perry’s price has come down to the point where he should be a lock in cash game lineups.
  • Tomas Plekanec is centering a new top line in Montreal with Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher.
  • Brayden Schenn is a cheap center to get exposure to the Philadelphia top line without paying a premium price.

Guaranteed Prize Pools/Tournaments

Centre Wing Defense Goalie
Kopitar (LAK) – $7100 Gaborik (LAK) – $5700 Muzzin (LAK) – $4800 Bobrovsky (CBJ) – $8000
Carter (LAK) – $5500 Perry (ANA) – $6700 Fowler (ANA) – $3500 Schneider (NJD) – $8300
Getzlaf (ANA) – $8300 Maroon (ANA) – $3400 Green (WSH) – $5200
Johansson (WSH) – $4100 Brouwer (WSH) – $4300 Rielly (TOR) – $3400
Bozak (TOR) – $4600 Kessel (TOR) – $8000
Winnik (TOR) – $2900


  • In goal, I do like Bobrovsky tonight. There aren’t many good places to go, so he would be top of the list. For those that stay off the Kings, I don’t mind Cory Schneider, either.
  • Los Angeles did stack their top line, and that helps pick out the stack.
  • If I go with Washington players, I probably avoid the higher-owned forwards. With the Philadelphia penalty kill being last in the league, there is potential for the other line mates to contribute.
  • With Daniel Winnik on the top line in Toronto, the Leafs are fairly stackable. The Kessel-Bozak-Winnik salary total allows to stack any other top line tonight.

Slim’s Pickins (bargain plays)

Scott Laughton (PHI-C, $2500) – Laughton is still centering the unofficial second line with Wayne Simmonds.

Daniel Winnik (TOR-W, $2900) – An assist gets him to value, and playing with Phil Kessel, that’s not unlikely.

Nathan Beaulieu (MTL-D) – $2700 – Beaulieu has cracked 17 minutes in ice time seven times this year, five of them in the last seven games. He could reach value without registering a point.

Good luck!

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